This year Bo and I have been so blessed. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on those blessings and what we have learned in the process. And BOY... Have we learned alot!
This year started with Nash and Bo getting pneumonia. Nash was only 8 weeks old- I was one scared mom! He was on a nebulizer and antibiotics. It was wild especially with Bo having it but at least nobody ended up in the hospital. - God got us through!
In February, Bo lost his job. We were so scared! We were thinking what in the world were we going to do! God is so good.... that same day that he lost his job, he flew to Baton Rouge to interview for Johnson Controls. Bo and I didn't know that he was about to lose his job so he had not been looking for anything else. The job offer came open very fast and he thought he would go and see what they had to offer. God was obviously in control! We didn't expect to hear from Johnson Controls for two weeks- they called Bo in 4 days and told him that he had the job. Bo loves his job and he is extremely good at what he does for Johnson Controls! I am very proud of him!
March was crazy! Bo started his new job and Jon Harris got his tonsils and adenoids taken out. It took him about 2 weeks to recover but he was a trooper! He is a tough little guy!
April, I started cutting hair again at Friends in Covington. I had so much fun! It was great to get out of the house even if it was 1 day a week! I had to quit at the end of July/the first of August. I was so sad! The drive got hard, my mom got sick, and I was losing money instead of making money. I loved working but who would want to work and have to pay to work!lol! I am so happy that I got the opportunity to get to know the girls at Friends. I wished I had more time with my friends in Covington. Last night was the first time I had been to Covington in almost 3 months! -I MISS YOU GUYS! If there are any Christmas "get togethers," remember us... We would love to hang out!
Well, in August, God laid it on my heart that I needed to start learning more about service! Josh, our preacher, started teaching on what it means to serve those around us. As a kid, it was drilled in my head to teach the gospel to others, which is great, but somewhere I missed something very important! God sent his son to show us what it means to be a Christian and show others his love- that means ( this is the part that I learned) clothing the poor, feeding the hungry, taking care of the sick and showing others love. I have a new passion for "service" and showing others God's love. I hope this is something that I can pass on to Jon Harris and Nash. The Weaver family will be working on "service" in 2011 and many years to come (I pray.) -I admire so many people in our church- They are teaching me so much! I can NOT express the LOVE that I have for my church family!
I was hired by our church to teach 4 year old pre-school in September. Those of you that know me well enough, know that I am completely in my element! :) I absolutely LOVE it! The kids and my co-workers are AMAZING!!! (I feel like I am surrounded by family because Sarah's mother-in-law is there with me. Janice is such a special person in my life. She is a wonderful role-model. Nash and Jon Harris love "Aunt Janice.") Nash gets to go with me to school. We go on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The hours are GREAT! I have the best of both worlds. Another blessing!- Another thing that I am working on is the Boys and Girls Club at our church. I am going to give the kids haircuts once a month. I am excited about getting to know the kids better. You learn alot about a person while you cut their hair.:)
I feel like we skipped the month of October ( it is one big blur.) Bo and I decided to go on a trip, just the 2 of us. We had to cut our trip short because Nash was being sent by ambulance from LeBonheur Urgent Care to LeBonheur Downtown. That was the longest drive from Knoxville to Memphis! He was having Febrile Seizures and was a sick little man. He had diarrhea for 12 days. I was a nervous wreck! Nash passed out on me- I was freaking out because I thought that I was going to have to do CPR on him. He wasn't moving, blinking, NOTHING! A million things were going through my head.... Seizures? Did he die? Pass out? As a mom, you could only imagine what I was thinking. I had nightmares and still do but now we know what it was. We finally found out that he had Salmonella. They said that he probably was dehydrated and so sick that when I laid him down, he passed out. Another blessing that it wasn't anything as dire as we originally imagined! We had so many people praying for us, sending us text messages, and emails. Again- God came through. He gave us answers and peace in our hearts.
Now as the holidays are approaching, I am just sitting here thanking God for everything he has done for us in the last year. I wished I could open my heart and show you what I feel right now. God has given me so much! My husband, my boys, a wonderful sister and brother-in-law, my fun new job, great friends, family, and church family. OH YEA! and my cool , all girls BUNKO group! Honestly, "my cup runneth over!" I can't wait to see what is in store for next year. Happy Holidays!
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